Presentation on theme: "PIR, Year 3 Selecting your Courses Dr Elizabeth Bomberg (Deputy Head, PIR) Dr Andrea Birdsall & Dr Claire Duncanson (Directors of UG."— Presentation transcript:
PIR, Year 3 Selecting your Courses Dr Elizabeth Bomberg (Deputy Head, PIR) firstname.lastname@example.org Dr Andrea Birdsall & Dr Claire Duncanson (Directors of UG Teaching) email@example.com Note: these slides are intended to help you choose next year’s courses. The registration process information and forms will be available here in June 2014: http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/undergrad/on_course_students/course_registr ation_for_continuing_students http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/undergrad/on_course_students/course_registr ation_for_continuing_students
2 Overview Moving into honours What are the required courses? What do I need to take when? What optional courses are available? Form and deadlines Q/A
Moving into honours Step level change in difficulty and expectation You will need to read and think more You will notice a difference in tutorials and class discussion You will also enjoy more flexibility in course choices and specialisms You will be able to study your chosen topics in more depth 3
4 Year 3, required courses International Relations: Theories of IR (sem 1) Global Justice and Citizenship (sem 1) Approaches to Politics and IR (sem 2) IPE (sem 1) OR Global Security (sem 2) (or take in 4 th year) http://www.drps.ed.ac.uk/14-15/dpt/utintre.htmhttp://www.drps.ed.ac.uk/14-15/dpt/utintre.htm (click for specific requirments) Politics: Comparative Politics (sem 1) Global Justice and Citizenship (sem 1) Approaches to Politics and IR (sem 2) http://www.drps.ed.ac.uk/14-15/dpt/utpoltc.htm http://www.drps.ed.ac.uk/14-15/dpt/utpoltc.htm (click for specific requirments)
5 Required courses, description Global Justice and Citizenship This course examines concepts central to political debate - particularly justice and rights - and investigates how political theorists use these in trying to justify basic principles governing the activities of the state. We consider how such principles might be justified and applied in contexts beyond the state. Approaches to Politics and IR: This course will familiarize you with key theoretical approaches to politics and international relations. Several different analytical perspectives - rational choice theory, institutionalism and social constructivism, critical theory, feminism, poststructuralism and postcolonialism - will be introduced and applied to contemporary, real world problems.
6 Required courses, cont. (IR) Theories of IR: The aim of this course is to introduce students to the key concepts of international relations theory, and to develop the skills necessary to engage with those concepts critically. Global Security: This course provides a broad conceptual framework for understanding and analyzing the main challenges to international security, and for assessing policy responses across the world. IPE: examines international exchanges of money and trade, including how they have changed over recent decades. The course also looks at problems of under-development and debt; the role of non-state actors; as well as the growth of regionalism and globalisation in the contemporary world economy.
7 Required courses, cont. (Politics) Comparative Politics What does ‘comparative research’ involve? How can it help us to explain political processes and events? By using comparison as a method, and drawing on a wide range of cases and themes, the course will enable students to better understand key debates and developments in political science (and beyond).
8 SINGLE HONOURS, IR Semester 1 Theories of IR Global Justice and Citizenship OPEN OPTION (or Global Security or IPE) Semester 2 Approaches to Politics and IR OPEN OPTION
9 SINGLE HONOURS, Politics Semester 1 Comparative Politics Global Justice and Citizenship OPEN OPTION Semester 2 Approaches to Politics and IR OPEN OPTION
10 COMBINED DEGREES requirements will depend on your subject - CHECK DRPS!!!!* Semester 1 Global Justice OR APIR Your other degree course OPEN OPTION *http://www.drps.ed.ac.uk/14- 15/dpt/drpsindex.htm Semester 2 Your other degree course OPEN OPTION (or Comparative Politics) OPEN OPTION
11 Optional Courses Check PIR options on PIR and DRPS pages New PIR courses in 2014-15: Democracy and its Discontents Egyptian Politics International Politics of Money Political Work Referendums in Comparative Perspective Honours options from within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
12 Filling out the form In early June YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL FROM THE SCHOOL ALERTING YOU WHEN COURSE SELECTION BEGINS: http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/undergrad/on_course_students/course_regi stration_for_continuing_students Deadline for submission of form is end of June or early July
Now that you’re honours students, here are some Leadership Roles and Opportunities PIR PALS - http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/getinvolved/peer-support/http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/getinvolved/peer-support/ PIR SOC - https://www.facebook.com/eupolsochttps://www.facebook.com/eupolsoc EU SOC - https://www.facebook.com/EUSocietyEdinburghhttps://www.facebook.com/EUSocietyEdinburgh HEAR – Higher Education Achievement Record http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools- departments/student-administration/other-info/hearhttp://www.ed.ac.uk/schools- departments/student-administration/other-info/hear Edinburgh Award - http://www.employability.ed.ac.uk/Student/EdinburghAward/http://www.employability.ed.ac.uk/Student/EdinburghAward/ 13
14 Other questions? You can ask your PT, or contact the Undergraduate Teaching office (firstname.lastname@example.org)email@example.com Or contact the Directors of Undergraduate Teaching, Andrea Birdsall or Claire Duncanson at: firstname.lastname@example.org